A little girl waits
While you're keeping busy... a little girl like Patricia waits to be sponsored.
For three-year-old Patricia, hope is hard to come by. She was abandoned by her parents at an early age and now lives with her elderly grandmother who is disabled. You can provide her hope.
For less than $2/day, you'll ensure a child like Patricia will access safe, clean drinking water, a quality education, healthcare when they're sick and nutritious food when they're hungry.
Sponsorship changes the life of a child, their family and their entire community.
For the past 80+ years, ChildFund has been connecting generous donors to children in need around the world through child sponsorship. Many things are different from 1938, but one thing that has remained is the life-transforming impact of sponsorship on a child, their family and their entire community.
What can I really do?
Turn your pocket change into lasting change.
There's not much you can still buy these days for less than $2. ChildFund's model of community support is able to multiply the impact of your donations and create sustainable solutions to poverty, turning your pocket change into lasting change for children and their families.
"Is child sponsorship right for me?"
One of the best ways you can create long-lasting community change is through monthly giving. By sponsoring a child, you not only provide a community in need with generous support, but you're also able to see your donations make a difference by watching as the child you sponsor grows up educated, healthy, and happy.
Only you can know if child sponsorship is right for you but, if you're anything like the 13,000+ New Zealanders who joyfully support children through ChildFund, you won't regret it.
How sponsorship works:
Child sponsors build strong relationships with the families they support.
As soon as you make the decision to sponsor a child, we reach out to our local partners, who get the privilege of informing that child and their family that you are their new sponsor. It is very exciting to learn that a child has been sponsored, because it means they have an opportunity to have a very bright future, thanks to you.
A key aspect of the child sponsorship experience is communicating with the children and families you support every month. Through the years, you'll watch as your sponsored child grows up and, through letters and photos, you'll get to know their personal interests and hobbies. Some sponsors choose to travel to meet their sponsored child in person. These visits are life-changing and help form an amazing relationship.
Gifts and messages
If you choose, you can send special gifts and greetings to your sponsored child.
Every year, ChildFund will provide opportunities to send special gifts and greetings to your sponsored children. This way, you'll never miss a birthday or special occasion as your children grow up.
"Are there any other ways to help children to thrive?"
For many people, child sponsorship is the best way to make an impact, because they want to build a relationship with a child and their family. For others, simply knowing their support is helping is all that matters.